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David Benyamine - The French Connection Vol. 4, No. 2 Card Player Magazine

Continuous Improvements

by Rolf Slotboom

It has been a little over a year since I became the bureau chief here at Card Player Europe. As great as I thought the magazine already was when I assumed the position, we have done our best to continue to improve it in many ways. The most obvious change, of course, is that the magazine now ...

  • Industry News

    by Roy Brindley

    Pub Poker a Goer The 2005 Gambling Act, which is due to become law midway through 2007, is likely to permit the playing of poker in the UK's pubs. This will come as good news to and various other organisations that have been trying ...continued

  • Dutch News

    by Peter Dalhuijsen

    Looking back on the Master Classics of Poker Of course, all Dutch eyes were on the 15th Master Classics of Poker in November, which - as expected - broke all records again. More foreign players than ever before made the trip to Amsterdam, so the total ...continued

  • French News

    by Benjamin Gallen

    2006: An excellent year for poker in France In every aspect, 2006 was an exceptional year for poker in France. The game, for a long time associated with the picture of gangsters hustling in smoke-filled backrooms, became increasingly popular in our ...continued

  • Austria and Germany News

    by Michael Keiner

    The ultimate way to handle addictions The wife of my neighbour has a problem. She just can't pass any shoe store. Last year she bought more than 90 pairs of shoes. I guess she is an addictive consumer. But she is not alone; about 200,000 other ...continued

  • Irish News

    by Roy Brindley

    Tilting in Dublin Irish poker-playing Buddhist Andrew Black has signed a full sponsorship deal with FullTilt. FullTilt, a subsidiary of the American-owned-and-operated poker-software provider TiltWare, is set to relocate to Dublin. Clonmel chaos The ...continued

  • Italy News

    by Max Pescatori

    Italy opens the doors to poker online … hopefully Last February, the Italian government launched a war against international online gambling companies. They did it in a very unique way: When you visited a website banned by the Italian ...continued

  • Scandinavian News

    by Ola Brandborn

    Let's raise some money! Private citizens and their poker federations in both Norway and Sweden have been raising money for different purposes. In Sweden, the money is for affording the lawyers needed to appeal in the recent cases in which private ...continued

  • Spanish News

    by Thor Henrykson

    Good news for poker in spain Unlike the repressive and monopolistic regimes in the United States, France, and Germany, the government in Madrid has decided that regulating and licensing online gaming companies is the best course of action. Following ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    'Should I stay or should I go?' The British seem to like to travel, and poker players are no exception. Complaints about being on the road away from friends and family, building up low-cost carriers' profits, and living out of a suitcase ...continued

  • Bluffing in Pot-Limit Omaha - Part II

    by Ben Grundy

    In my first column in the December 2006 issue, I looked at how bluffing on a paired board can be profitable, and in this column I will look at how position and the actual cards on the board can make bluffing very successful. Conventional wisdom ...continued

  • Durer's Machine

    by David Downing

    One of the first breakthroughs a player experiences as he develops his poker skills is the revelation that the game is about making correct decisions and not simply about winning pots. The stereotypical, whiskey-slugging, cigar-chomping poker monster ...continued

  • Backgammon: How to Play

    by Thor Henrykson

    Object of the Game Simply put, the object of backgammon is to migrate your 15 checkers around and off the board with a series of dice rolls. The first player to do so wins the match. Although the object of the game is quite simple, the game has ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Silence is Golden Labels, like reputations, are easy to come by these days: Star, Superstar, Legend, Internet Whiz Kid. Not so long ago, there was only one badge of honour: Survivor. Survivor was a poker player who had all the tee shirts, a poker ...continued

  • Poker Speak

    by Lucy Rokach

    As is the case with all sports, poker has acquired some quite colourful terminology. Some phrases have fallen by the wayside as the popularity of particular games has waxed and waned, whilst others look like they're here for the long haul. Most of ...continued

  • Ace Speaks Hold'em: No-Limit Versus Limit - An In-Depth Analysis

    by Rolf Slotboom

    Learn that the odds are different, and that the concept of protecting your hand in limit is not the same as it is in no-limit While in no-limit hold'em it is possible to bet so much that your opponents won't be getting the proper price to call ...continued

  • Old Trafford, Please

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    Football has always been a great passion of mine, and whilst I like to follow the progress of my home team, the Wolverhampton Wanderers, I'm a true Red at heart. One of my first memories of football was watching Manchester United become the first ...continued

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Countries Head to UK for Online Gambling Summit Conference First Step to Creating Online Gaming Regulations By Bob Pajich Representatives from more than 30 countries visited the United Kingdom on Halloween to talk about regulating online gaming. The ...continued